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July 2006 Issue 546 Vol. 57 No. 1
I N T E R V I E W S
Peter Straub: Fearful Places / 6
Joe Hill: The Point of Confession / 84
M A I N S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2006 Locus Awards Winners 2006 Locus Poll Results Expanding Orbit 2005 Bram Stoker Awards 2006 SF Hall of Fame Awards
P E O P L E & P U B L I S H I N G / 8
Notes on marriages, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Jim Baen, Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett, Brian Aldiss, Terry Brooks, Guy Gavriel Kay, Philip K. Dick, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
British and US Publishers Tussle Bestsellers in Decline Rowling and Rushdie Love Libraries Rowling’s the Best Rushdie’s Lasting Impact Pottersaurus FBI Solves Fantasy Puzzle Baker & Taylor Sold Vieira Declines Prize UK Tax Scare Cathy’s Product Placement HarperCollins Makes TV Deal Random Gets Greener Worldcons News Announcements Awards News Publishing News Financial News International Rights Publications Received Catalogs Received
C O M M E N T A R Y / 35
Cory Doctorow: Science Fiction is the Only Literature People Care Enough About to Steal on the Internet
L O C U S L O O K S A T H O R R O R / 37
Reports by Edward Bryant, Ellen Datlow, and Alan Beatts World Horror Report
L O C U S P O L L / 5 & 50
2006 Locus Poll Results Bests-of-the-Year Contents
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: May / 56 Books Received: May / 57
British Books Received: April / 72 Bestsellers / 74
O B I T U A R I E S / 84
Alexander Zinoviev Karl T. Pflock Tim Hildebrandt Alex Toth Fern Tucker Deaths Discovered: James Causey Seamus Cullen
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 81
Terry Goodkind Nick Pollotta
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 83
Jim Baen Locus Awards Weekend My Month Books & Such This Issue Next Issue
L O C U S L O O K S A T B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 12
F&SF 8/06; Asimov’s 8/06; Analog 7-8/06; Aeon Seven; Flytrap 5/06; Dark Mondays, Kage Baker.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
F&SF 7/06; Asimov’s 8/06; Postscripts Spring ’06; On Spec Spring ’06; Flytrap 5/06; Challenging Destiny 4/06; Cemetery Dance #54; Apex Digest Spring ’06; Son and Foe #3; Abyss and Apex 2Q/06.; Zoetrope All-Story Spring ’06.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
The Space Opera Renaissance, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.; The Tourmaline, Paul Park; A Separate War and Other Stories, Joe Haldeman.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
ParaSpheres: Extending Beyond the Spheres of Literary and Genre Fiction, Rusty Morrison & Ken Keegan, eds.; Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology, James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel, eds.; Warrener’s Beastie: A Novel of the Deep, William R. Trotter; The Tourmaline, Paul Park; SHORT TAKE: Dark Mondays, Kage Baker.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Glasshouse, Charles Stross; Prador Moon, Neal Asher.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
Three Days to Never, Tim Powers; The Tourmaline, Paul Park; Glasshouse, Charles Stross.
Reviews by Edward Bryant / 27
The Husband, Dean Koontz; The Burning, Bentley Little; The Keeper, Sarah Langan.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
Dzur, Steven Brust; Touch the Dark, Karen Chance; Dark Side of the Moon, Sherrilyn Kenyon; The Mirror Prince, Violette Malan; Castle Waiting, Linda Medley; Charles Bone and the Hidden King, Jenny Nimmo; Date Me, Baby, One More Time, Stephanie Rowe.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Tim Pratt, Amelia Beamer / 31
Secret Stories (in the US as Secret Story), Ramsey Campbell; H.P. Lovecraft’s Book of the Supernatural, Stephen Jones, ed.; The History of Science Fiction, Adam Roberts; Frontiers Past and Future, Carl Abbott.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 21, 29
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